The Promise of American Life eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 620 pages of information about The Promise of American Life.
  reasons for hostility of, to office-holding clique and the National
      Bank, 57;
  causes leading to introduction of spoils system by, 57, 59-60;
  error of views of, 60-61;
  the first body of Americans genuinely democratic in feeling, 61-62;
  the true point of view in studying the, 63-65;
  reason for triumph of, over Whigs, 69-70;
  attitude of, toward slavery, 73-74, 84;
  in 1850 Stephen A. Douglas becomes leader of, 84;
  rally to Lincoln’s standard, 86;
  made to understand for the first time by Lincoln that American
      nationality is a living principle, 88.

Direct primaries,
  fallacy of system of, 342-343.

  undesirability of, under present conditions in Europe, 257;
  a partial, would be fatal, 264.

  democracy and, 185-193;
  class, in certain legislative acts, 191-192;
  constructive, 193 ff.

Distribution of wealth,
  improvement in, 209-210;
  in France, 244-245;
  equalization of, by graduated inheritance tax, 381-385.

  the matter of, 346.

Douglas, Stephen.  A., 84-86, 281.


Economic liberty of the individual, 201-206.

Economy, national vs. international, 235.

  chaotic condition of American system of, 318;
  opportunity for state activities concerning, 346;
  individual vs. collective, 399 ff.;
  is the real vehicle of improvement, by which the American is trained
      for his democracy, 400;
  American faith in, characterized by superstition, 400-402;
  popular interest in, does not give importance to the word of the
      educated man, 403;
  what constitutes the real education of the individual, 403-405;
  efficiency of national, similarly, depends on a nation’s ability to
      profit by experience, 405;
  education of the individual cannot accomplish the work of collective
      national, 407;
  value of a reform movement for, 408;
  the work of collective, not complete in itself, but followed by certain
      implications, 428.

Elzbacher, O., quoted, 235.

  conditions of individual, 409 ff.;
  attempts at individual, 421 ff.;
  means of individual, 427 ff.

  Jefferson’s policy of commercial, 42;
  disapproved by Jackson and Western Democrats, 53.

  faith of Englishmen in, 2;
  an early example of political efficiency found in, 217;
  increase of national efficiency of, by attention strictly to her own
      affairs, 219;
  national development of, as contrasted with France, 220-221;
  principles of nationality and of democracy in, 230 ff.;
  national efficiency of, until recently, 231;
  aristocracy in political system of, 231-232;

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